Upcoming Seminars

Oct. 7th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by George Luta
We consider the problem of obtaining predictors of a random variable by maximizing the correlation between the predictor and the predictand. For the case of Pearson’s correlation, the class of such predictors is uncountably infinite and the least-squares…
DEN 259
Oct. 14th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Dylan Small
When R.A. Fisher was asked what can be done in observational studies to clarify the step from association to causation, he replied, “Make your theories elaborate” -- when constructing a causal hypothesis, envisage as many different consequences of its…
Oct. 21st, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Armeen Taeb
DEN 259

Academic Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Statistics

Applications are invited for a Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. This appointment is for a full time position with a 9-month service period (September 16 - June 15) and an anticipated start date of September 2023. We encourage applicants whose interests align with our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity to apply. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

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Lecturer Part-Time - Temporary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer Part-Time - Temporary position in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington.

This appointment is for a part-time temporary position, with either a quarterly (September 16 - December 15 for Autumn quarter, December 16 - March 15 for Winter quarter, or March 16 - June 15 for Spring quarter) or a 9-month (September 16 - June 15) service period, depending on departmental needs.  

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Postdoctoral Scholars

Tyler McCormick and colleagues are seeking three or more Postdoctoral Scholars (12-month service period) to collaborate in research and join an interdisciplinary team working on methodology, data collection, and analysis directed by scientific questions in the social and health sciences.

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Statistics Graders and Tutors

Applications are invited for Graders and Tutors in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington.

These are hourly appointments open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Appointments are made on a quarterly basis. Current pay rates can be found here.

Graders provide diverse services as course assistants. Duties typically include grading student papers and examinations, consultation with instructors and other duties as assigned.

Tutors provide support and guidance to further undergraduate Statistical education in all introductory Statistics courses. For more information on this program, please visit this page.

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Research Papers

Vincent Roulet, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Maryam Fazel, Zaid Harchaoui
Published 7/13/2022
We present the implementation of nonlinear control algorithms based on linear and quadratic approximations of the objective from a functional viewpoint. We present a gradient descent, a Gauss-Newton method, a Newton method, differential dynamic programming approaches with linear quadratic or quadratic approximations, various line-…
Anna Neufeld, Lucy L. Gao, Joshua Popp, Alexis Battle, Daniela Witten
Published 7/1/2022
In the analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing data, researchers often characterize the variation between cells by estimating a latent variable, such as cell type or pseudotime, representing some aspect of the individual cell's state. They then test each gene for association with the estimated latent variable. If the same data are…
Michael Pearce, Elena A. Erosheva
Published 6/24/2022
The Mallows-Binomial distribution is the first joint statistical model for rankings and ratings (Pearce and Erosheva, 2022). Because frequentist estimation of the model parameters and their uncertainty is challenging, it is natural to consider the nonparametric bootstrap. However, it is not clear that the nonparametric bootstrap is asymptotically valid in this…

Recent News

The Department of Statistics is pleased to welcome Prince Allotey, Emanuela Furfaro, and Armeen Taeb in their new positions!Prince Allotey joined our department as an Assistant Teaching Professor…
The Department of Statistics at the University of Washington is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To this end, during the academic year 2022-2023 we are launching the pre-…
Congratulations to Zaid Harchaoui who received a promotion to Full Professor, effective September 16, 2022! Dr. Zaid Harchaoui is a core faculty member in the Department of Statistics. He is also an…